SHORTS: DOC NYC U – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

SHORTS: DOC NYC U – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

89 min

Online Screening

Students in the one-year Documentary Specialization program at Columbia learn to write, film, and narrate the stories of our time, from deadline reporting to profile writing and audio stories. Program alumni have been awarded the Student Academy Award and BAFTA Student Award, published their work online, sold their films to broadcasters and to Netflix, and enjoyed success on the film festival circuit. (TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 89 MIN)

Holding Fire | Director: Hana Elias, ElĂ©onore Voisard

A behind-the-scenes look at the work of a Yemeni immigrant and grassroots Muslim activist in South Brooklyn during a time of unprecedented Islamophobia.  (USA, 25 MIN)

The Vet Van | Director: Sarah Jenks & Lizzie Mulvey

Two New York families rely on their pets to cope with isolation and poverty. When their animal gets sick, a low-cost mobile veterinary clinic is their only hope.  (USA, 34 MIN)

Curtain Up! | Director: Kelly Ng, Hui Tong

Asian-American kids in New York’s Chinatown break stereotypes and discover their identities as they break a leg in the national debut production of Frozen Kids. (USA, 30 MIN)